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August 10, 2010

Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates. For this latest post in our new Dwell Kitchen section, we line up nine dish drainers to help you choose your sink-side assistant.

Steel Frame Dish Rack by Simplehuman

Steel Frame Dishrack

The simplehuman steel frame dishrack has an elegant solid steel frame that matches the aesthetic of upscale kitchen appliances. A fingerprint-proof coating helps protect against smudges, and a natural bamboo knife block is gentle on sharp blades. Flip-up tines and flip-out cup holders provide multiple storage options. The drip tray, utensil holder, and inner wire frame are all dishwasher safe.

Stainless Steel Compact Dish Rack by The Container Store

Stainless Steel Compact Dish Rack

The compact size of this sleekly designed Dish Rack makes it perfect for small kitchens where space is limited. 

Dish Doctor Dish Drainer by Magis

Dish Doctor

Dish rack by Marc Newsom for Magis.

Ordning Dish Drainer by Ikea1

Ordning Dish Drainer

The stainless steel dish drainer by Ikea is part of the Ordning collection by Mikael Warnhammar for Ikea.

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Aurea Dish Drainer

Each model may be easily disassembled for storage. Part of Ernest Perera Aurea collection for Delica.

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Dish Drainer Geo

Tackle your (small) mountain of dirty dishes, then put the clean pile on this topographic drainer to dry. The slight shift in elevation will allow your dinnerware to air out, and it's just the right fit for a bachelor/ette pad with minimal washing up.

Three Piece Dish Rack by OXO

Three-Piece Dish Rack

No drips and spills on the counter with the OXO Good Grips 3-pc Dish Rack Set with Expandable Drain Board. When the Dish Rack is placed on the Drain Board, cups drip only onto the Board. The Rack holds up to 10 plates or bowls and has 5 secure cup holders, plus an empty space to dry other items. If more space is needed, just pull out the expanding tray for up to 7 extra inches. Our Drain Board is sloped and equipped with a spout to make sure that drips make their way safely to the sink, but flat ridges on top won’t let the Rack or any dishes slide.

A Tempo Dish Drainer by Alessi

A Tempo Dish Drainer

Dish drainer in 18/10 stainless steel with cutlery drainer in thermoplastic resin. This item is part of the “A tempo” family, designed by Pauline Deltour.

High and Dry Dish Drainer by Black and Blum

High&Dry

A contemporary and highly functional dishrack inspired by architecture. The sculptural shape folds down to a flat compact shape for easy storage. The wave of spikes can be used to hold even your most delicate champagne glasses upright. There is a drainage tray which has an ingenious flip up spout so that you can chose to drain or not, depending on your kitchen set up.

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